Friday, March 13, 2009

If There Is No Light In Your Tunnel, Switch Tunnels!

Fig. 1. Jenny Holzer - Monument, 2008

'And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'

Abraham Lincoln

Addendum: Katie (thanks!) and ESVM's (thanks!) poetry corner...

What a neat-o Holzer! It would be very trippy to hang out in this tunnel. I saw a Holzer exhibit at the Walker in Minneapolis in the early 90s, and I'm really bummed I didn't keep the set of Holzer ink stamps that I bought. My favorite said, "A lot happened before you were born".

Lincoln, meet ESVM:

Midnight Oil

Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—
The years that Time takes off my life,
He'll take from off the other end!